Claire Cawte

Claire is a tutor and practicing textile designer and maker continually developing her own working practice specialising in natural fibres, plant dyes and felt making with an awareness to environmental and sustainability issues we face today.  

Claire has gained experience in working with alternative and special educational needs, those with disabilities, cancer patients and vulnerable young people, and older people and those living with dementia. She’s worked in a variety of setting from secure units, hospitals, hospices and care homes. 

Claire is motivated by challenges and opportunities through artist residencies and working to commission, and has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally.  Having successfully completed a range of artist in residence projects, from design and making and facilitation, resulting in exhibition of her work in galleries and public places. 

Claire is based in Cardiff, and worked as a cARTrefu artist during the first phase 2015 – 2017, and returned for the third phase in 2019.

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